Pine Pine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pining}.] [AS. p[=i]nan to torment, fr. p[=i]n torment. See 1st {Pine}, {Pain}, n. & v.] 1. To inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Shak. [1913 Webster]

That people that pyned him to death. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

One is pined in prison, another tortured on the rack. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

2. To grieve or mourn for. [R.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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